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I Smile Back
Free public screening followed by moderated, expert-led discussion about mental health issues.
Mon. 12 March 2018 (6:00PM-8:45PM)
Lindsay Room│Halifax Central Library│5440 Spring Garden Rd.
Come early, seating is limited. No reservations.
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"I Smile Back is a 2015 American drama film directed by Adam Salky and based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Amy Koppelman .... The film stars Sarah Silverman as an upper-middle-class wife and mother struggling with mental illness and addiction. Outwardly, Laney (Sarah Silverman) appears to have the perfect suburban life. She has two loving children, a caring husband, and an opulent, upper-middle-class home. Beneath her seemingly pristine image lie anxiety, depression, unresolved childhood issues, and destructive behavior, which jeopardize everything she holds dear." [Source: Wikipedia].
Moderator: Tim Krahn (Research Associate, Novel Tech Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax NS).
- Letitia Meynell
- Clinician panelist (yet to come)
- Patient/Community representative (yet to come)
Topics for discussion
- under development
- under development
- Catsoulis, J. (22 Oct 2015). Review: 'I Smile Back' traces a mother's addiction. New York Times.
- Frank, P. (2 Nov 2015). 'I Smile Back' tackles mental illness with excruciating realness. Sarah Silverman and writer Amy Koppelman discuss the furtue of "I Smile Back" anti-heroine. Huffington Post.
- Harman, J. (23 Oct 2015). Sarah Silverman's 'I Smile Back' is hard to watch. See it anyway. Elle.
- Foundas, S. (25 Jan 2015). Sundance film review: 'I Smile Back'. Sarah Silverman's deep-dive performance as a drug-addled New Jersey housewife elevates director Adam Salky's prosaic addiction drama. Variety.
Ha, Thu-Huong. (18 Dec 2013). How should we talk about mental health? Ideas.Ted.Com
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